Major UN Climate Summit will have COA influence

College of the Atlantic News

As students converge on rally, COA professor helped select delegates, speaker for Sept. 23 climate forum in New York

BAR HARBOR, MAINE — When a major United Nations forum on climate change convenes next week in New York, it will be kicked off with behind-the-scenes input from College of the Atlantic faculty.

COA Professor in Global Environmental Politics Doreen Stabinsky served on the selection and drafting committee for civil society representation at the U.N. Climate Summit 2014, a major global conference meant to “catalyze change,” at the United Nations in New York on Sept. 23.

Stabinsky was one of 16 members of a committee whose goal was to nominate members of grassroots and nongovernmental organizations from around the world for Climate Summit 2014. The panel also selected Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, a 25-year poet, journalist and climate-change activist from the Marshall Islands, as keynote speaker, and contributed to the drafting of…

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